PPR misses mark, Coach finds new balance, UK online spending drops, Singapore retail, Schmatta’s decline

PPR Sales Miss Estimates as Gucci Touches ‘Low Point’ (Bloomberg) “PPR SA, owner of the Gucci brand, reported sales that missed analysts’ estimates after demand weakened across the French company’s markets, from luxury to furniture and African goods distribution.” Coach fiscal 1Q profit falls slightly; sales rise (AP) “Luxury handbag maker Coach Inc. said Tuesday its new lower-priced handbag lines such as its

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Top editors, Balenciaga’s star, Primark’s performance stuns, ‘Style & Design’ suspended, Fashion looks back

Anna Wintour, Cindi Leive and Roberta Myers

2009′s Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors (Forbes) “This year, moving pictures mattered to U.S. magazine editors like never before.” Gucci Group sees Balenciaga as a rising star (Forbes) “Balenciaga, the trendy fashion house favoured by actresses such as Charlotte Gainsbourg, is the fastest growing brand within the Gucci Group and meeting all pre-crisis targets, its head said on Monday.” Primark

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